What shirt with this blazer

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  1. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    Not sure if this is a blazer or a sports coat.

    I got it for $20 in Salvation Army (new, original price below). Wondering color/pattern shirt to pair with it (pictures/links preferred since words might not do it for me). For pants I'm using tan khakis so the shirt would have to work with them too.

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    Alpha11 Senior member

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    A ecru or light blue would go well. I had one made that looks pretty similar in color and pattern from BB but I mostly wear it in the fall and winter.
     


  4. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    Thanks, so no pattern on the shirt then?
     


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    Alpha11 Senior member

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    You can do a pattern dress shirts just watch the scale and color of the shirt. Remember : "greater or less than in pattern and scale."
     


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    Simone1 Senior member

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    I would personally wear the sportcoat, with a solid color. But I think that's also just me, not liking patterned shirts at all... Oxford button down shirts would be great! I believe some brands carry them in "dressy" versions aswell :)
    I'd probably wear it with white and blue!
     


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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    A patterned shirt could work. But it'd be a very tricky thing to do well.

    Rule of thumb - If you have to ask, you lack the expertise to pull off this virtuoso move. Stick with the enormously safer option and go for a solid color.
     


  8. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    I'm sure you're right, for now I'll stick to solid.


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    I thought the lighter one was better here;

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    Between brown & black belts, thought the brown was better;

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    Am I on track at all here?

    If I am on track, is this still wearable this time of year, or should I put away until fall/winter?
     
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  9. Alpha11

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    You are tracking true with the brown belt and I hope the matching shoes? You can go with Oxblood, Walnut, and brown as far as shoes as long as the belts match the shoes.
     


  10. toplel

    toplel Senior member

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    Yes, shoes match.
     
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  11. Alpha11

    Alpha11 Senior member

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    You can wear it whenever you like. The colors are more of a fall tone however, with a pair of light colored pants you can pull it off. I own 9 sport coats 3 blazers and too many suits so I "might" have more options than maybe you which means I can be more selective with my colors and fabrics. Have fun and develop your own sense of style.
     


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